Carson Park

The Carson Park fairgrounds and historical race track are located in the heart of Paducah, Kentucky.  Luther Carson donated the park to McCracken County in 1936 for horse shows, county fairs and horse training.

Today Carson Park has over 40 newly remodeled stalls where the public can board horses in a safe, loving, and affordable environment. Horses are stabled and trained year-round. Daily harness training is open for public viewing from October to May. Several horse shows take place in the large outdoor riding arena from May to October.

Carson Park offers overnight camping throughout the park at reasonable rates. Floral Hall, built in 1882, is located in the park and is available to rent. The spacious venue is great for any event from reunions to weddings.

The public can enjoy many activities throughout the year such as the McCracken County Fair which takes place on the last full week of June and the Lions Club Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show the third week of September.

Rental Fees:

See rental agreements for rates.

For questions or more information regarding rentals please contact

Rental Applications:

Carson Park General Facilities Rental Agreement

Floral Hall Rental Agreement Carson Park

Horse Stall Rental Agreement

Outdoor Event Arena Rental Agreement

Carson Park Portable Stage Agreement and Rules

Other McCracken County Parks 

Reidland Community Center Rental Agreement

Heath Community Center Rental Agreement

Contact Information:

For general inquiries or to view a facility

Tony Masing

To reserve a facility contact

Vicky Potts


Office Address:

300 Clarence Gaines Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
7:00am – 3:00pm
Note: hours are subject to change

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Courthouse Hours

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Sheriff’s Office: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • District Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • Circuit Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • County Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday

Employee Information

Employment Application